Martinez, Maria – Jar with Cloud and Rain Designs “Marie + Santana”
This jar by Maria Martinez is one of her classic pieces. It was made by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana. It has a very highly polished surface. The design around the rim is a cloud pattern, while the design around the neck of the jar is a thinly painted rain, lightning, and cloud pattern. Note on this piece how the design is painted so that large areas of polished surface remain revealed. The sharp shoulder and sloping neck are an excellent example of Maria’s pottery from this time. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Marie + Santana”. It is in very condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a classic!